Undergraduate Research News

Lauren Cao performs a movement from a Beethoven concerto

Students participate in violin masterclass with Arnaud Sussmann

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
While Sussman joined in via Zoom, students presented socially-distanced performances in the Nelson Music Room. Although they were spread throughout the hall, the Nelson Music Room provides an intimacy that allowed all the students, participants and observers, to be engaged in the experience. In... Read More »
John Dreyer

John Dreyer advances to the final rounds of the National Association of Teachers of Singing National Student Auditions

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
John is one of the top 14 singers in the 2nd year College Classical category in the nationwide contest. A talented composer and singer majoring in Music at Duke, he studies voice with Elizabeth Linnartz and composition with Stephen Jaffe and Scott Lindroth.
Chamber Music trio virtual recital

Chamber Music virtual recital - Mendelssohn Piano Trio

Friday, May 8, 2020
Haoyang Yu (violin), Peter Nam (cello), and Crystal Chiu (piano) each performed their parts separately from their homes. The separate recordings were then edited together by Rick Nelson. The video on the left is an excerpt from the 4th movement of Mendelssohn's Piano Trio in D Minor.  The... Read More »
Sarah Tan and Carla Copeland-Burns

Flute students get creative with online recitals

Friday, May 8, 2020
The video on the left features excerpts from three students' virtual recitals. First, Angel Shi performs part of Mvt. II (Scherzo) from Widor's Suite for Flute and Piano, Op. 34; then Matt Feder plays all four parts of Pierre-Max Dubois' Quartet for four flutes (with four... Read More »
Musical scores available online

Virtual library resources class for student performers promotes flexible learning

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Duke Music Librarian Laura Williams and Public Services Coordinator Sarah Griffin held a Zoom session for Professor Hsiao-mei Ku's violin and chamber music students on April 20, 2020. The session Listening to Music, Finding Scores, and Research Resources for Music presented new perspectives... Read More »
Students in Hsiao-mei Ku's violin studio

Students in Professor Hsiao-mei Ku's violin studio share music-making in a live, virtual recital

Friday, April 17, 2020
Professor Ku writes:  At 5:00 pm on April 15, nine students in my violin studio performed from their homes for the Duke Music Department's first virtual end-of-semester recital. We even had an audience, as parents, siblings, friends and even a couple Duke peers “... Read More »
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Music Department Awards 2020

Friday, April 17, 2020
Music Department Awards The Julia Wilkinson Mueller Prize for Excellence in Music Robert Meese and Amber Wolf This award is named in honor of a former chair of the Department of Music and member of the Ciompi Quartet and is presented "to a graduating senior for achievement in musical... Read More »
Thandolwethu Mamba

Senior Thandolwethu Mamba is the 2020 winner of the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra Rising Stars competition

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Thandolwethu Mamba performed Gustav Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer), a song cycle for baritone and orchestra, with the Raleigh Symphony on Saturday, March 7, at 8:00 pm in Jones Auditorium, on the campus of Meredith College. (View video of the... Read More »
Paul R. Bryan award winners

Duke Wind Symphony celebrates its graduating seniors and the 2019-20 season

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
On April 9, members of the Duke University Wind Symphony logged into Zoom to celebrate the ensemble's graduating seniors and to share stories and memories of the 2019-2020 season. April 9 was to have been the group's final concert of the year, where seniors are typically recognized and thanked for... Read More »
Drs. Eric Zhou and Daniel Chang

Physicians and Music alums Eric Zhou and Daniel Chang are on the COVID-19 frontlines in NY

Monday, April 6, 2020
Dr. Eric Zhou (Trinity '10) and Dr. Daniel Chang (Trinity '10) were freshman year roommates in Pegram dorm. They are currently working in the Covid-19 Intensive Care Unit as colleagues in the Department of Anesthesiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.... Read More »